Description The Smithsonian Institution (SI) awards graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to independently research for up to 1 year. These award programs are offered for research in residence at the museums, research institutes, and offices of the Smithsonian Institution. Open to postdoctoral scholars, predoctoral students conducting dissertation research, and graduate students conducting individual research. Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships are for a 3 to 12 month period and graduate fellowships are for a 10 week period.
Award Amount Postdoctoral stipends of $45,000, predoctoral stipends of $30,000, and graduate stipends of $6,500.
Disciplines Humanities. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Arts and Architecture. School of Public Health. Specific fields fellowships are available for: American History, American Material and Folk Culture, and the History of Music and Musical Instruments; History of Science and Technology; History of Art, Design, Crafts, and the Decorative Arts; Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, and Ethnic Studies; Evolutionary, Systematic, Behavioral, Environmental, and Conservation Biology; Earth, Mineral, and Planetary Science; Materials Characterization and Conservation
Academic Level Prospective/Current Graduate Student. Working on Doctoral Dissertation. Postdoctoral Scholar.
Citizenship No citizenship requirements. Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English.
Requirements Postdoctoral: PhD awarded within the last 7 years. Predoctoral: must have all PhD requirements completed except for the dissertation. Graduate: at least one semester of graduate study completed or have completed the graduate program within the past 4 months. Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English. Should correspond with the applicant's proposed Smithsonian advisor(s) as the applicant prepares her or his proposal. Research proposal's grand challenge. Abstract. Time table. Budget and justification. Bibliography. CV. Transcripts. 2 references.
Award Type Fellowship/Grant
Contact Office of Fellowships and Internships Smithsonian Institution 470 L'Enfant Plaza SW Suite 7102 MRC 902 PO Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 (202) 633-7070
Last Updated 6/15/2015 12:53:00 PM
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